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Petition to Steve Kelley, Daniel Leeper, Pat Edwards, George Spicer, Justin Taylor

Stop dog chaining in Nassau County Florida.

Dear Nassau County Commissioners: In Nassau County, Florida it is perfectly legal to chain a puppy to a immovable object such as a tree and him leave there  - - forever.   The only requirement is that he has food, water and a shelter with a floor, roof and  three sides.  This practice is prevalent throughout this county. Nassau County has yet to pass an anti-tethering ordinance.  As one former commissioner stated, "I am sympathetic, but many of my constituents chain their dogs and they would never support this ordinance."  What's so bad about tethering a dog?  Dogs are highly social animals, but when they isolated, chained and unable to retreat they suffer adverse behavioral changes putting them in a constant defensive attack mode.  That barking dog on a chain is not being protective. He is fearful, defensive and aggressive.     Chained dogs are five times more likely to attack children who want to pet, "the nice doggy" or inadvertently wander within reach of the chain Tethered-dogs have a horrific life as they are subject to extreme temperature changes, pouring rain and even hurricanes.  They are preyed on by mosquitoes, fleas and ticks.  They are usually infested with hookworms, roundworms and heartworms.  They are susceptible to mange and a host of other diseases.   In human terms, tethering is the equivalent of eternal, solitary confinement.  The Humane Society of the United States and numerous animal behaviorists  along with the    U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a statement in the July 2, 1996, Federal Register against chaining: "Our experience in enforcing the Animal Welfare Act has led us to conclude that continuous confinement of dogs by a tether is inhumane. A tether significantly restricts a dog's movement. A tether can also become tangled around or hooked on the dog's shelter structure or other objects, further restricting the dog's movement and potentially causing injury."  In 1997, the USDA ruled that people and organizations regulated by the Animal Welfare Act cannot keep dogs continuously chained. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) stated "Never tether or chain your dog because this can contribute to aggressive behavior." The Center for Disease Control (CDC) concluded in a study that the dogs most likely to attack are male, unneutered, and chained. Commissioner we, the undersigned urge you to pass an anti-tethering ordinance in Nassau County, Florida outlawing this cruel and unnecessary treatment of man's best friend.  

Dr. David Fashingbauer
4,103 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Dan Ashe, Dennis W. Kelly, AZA , Rob Vernon

AZA: Disinvite Wayne Pacelle and the H$U$ From Your Annual Conference

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums has invited Humane Society of the United States CEO Wayne Pacelle to be a keynote speaker at their annual conference in September 2017.  HSUS representative Jonathan Balcombe will also be giving a presentation.  Despite their public veneer, the HSUS is an animal rights lobbying group that shares PETA's radical views, and works towards the closing of all zoos and aquariums, the banning of meat and other animal related products, and the abolishing of pet ownership.  Pacelle and the HSUS are enemies of the zoological community.  Despite claims that "AZA-accredited facilities are well respected by HSUS," they continue to attack and harass respectable zoos and aquariums worldwide, claiming "even some AZA-accredited zoos contain forgotten and outdated exhibits." Pacelle admits, "I don't have a hands-on fondness for animals. I did not grow up bonded to any particular nonhuman animal."  Pacelle claims, "If I had my personal view, perhaps that might take hold. In fact, I don't want to see another dog or cat born," and further states, "One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals."  Jonathan Balcombe, meanwhile, posted a blog in which he compares eating meat to being a member of the Klu Klux Klan, concluding about a neighbor's plans to have Christmas dinner with meat, "For me, that was just as jarring, if less surprising, than if she really had admitted to terrorizing black Americans." In addition to extremist views, the Humane Society of the United States is involved in unethical practices.  The HSUS has sent more than $100 million in donor funds to the Cayman Islands and other offshore accounts, and paid a multi-million dollar settlement to Feld Entertainment to avoid federal racketeering charges when it was revealed that the HSUS and other animal rights groups had paid a plaintiff who gave false testimony regarding the treatment of elephants by Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus as part of a lawsuit brought by the animal rights groups that the presiding judge called "frivolous," "vexatious," and "groundless and unreasonable from its inception."  All of this has resulted in the Humane Society of the United States having their charity rating downgraded and a donor advisory issued against them.  Recently, formal complaints have been filed with the IRS concerning the HSUS's questionable relationship with Whole Foods and attacks on competing grocery stores. Inviting Pacelle and Balcombe to speak at AZA's annual conference is a slap in the face of zoological professionals and their supporters, and it casts serious doubts on the AZA's ability to effectively represent zoos and aquariums.  The AZA appears to endorse the radical and unethical statements and actions listed above by associating with HSUS leaders and representatives.  If the AZA is to remain relevant and respected, it must rescind the invitations to Wayne Pacelle and Jonathan Balcombe, completely disassociate itself from the Humane Society of the United States, and expand its mission to not only represent zoos and aquariums around the world, but to defend them from the unwarranted attacks from critics who place personal agendas above animal welfare and conservation, and to point out the anti-animal truth behind animal rights groups like the HSUS. Please note that since verified email addresses for the AZA and its leadership have been difficult to find, I ask that you, in addition to signing this petition,  go to to share your views with the AZA directly.  The petition letter may to be too long for their contact form, so you may have to omit sections of it.  If you are an AZA member or otherwise have contact with AZA leadership, I ask that you please use those alternative contact methods as well.  Expressing your opposition to Pacelle and the HSUS through the AZA's social media page is also recommended, but please be aware that the AZA is aggressively deleting anti-HSUS posts and comments, and even blocking zoo supporters from their social media pages for expressing their legitimate concerns.   The time for looking the other way and hoping that the animal rights cult won't target you or your animals has passed.  If the corrupt Humane Society of the United States can infiltrate and influence a pro-animal organization as respected as the AZA, then we must recognize they and their fellow animal rights groups will never stop until they have completely severed the human-animal bond and ended all human-animal interaction.  If an AZA-HSUS partnership is allowed to flourish, it could ultimately bring an end to zoos and aquariums and the wonderful conservation work they do and the appreciation for wildlife they inspire in millions of people each year.  Don't let the accomplishments of our ever-evolving zoos be swept away simply because a small but vocal and well funded group of fanatics don't believe that animals should be in the care of human beings.

Marty Flick
926 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to Government


  This is a petition to stop government funded Mass Animal Poisoning in Kuwait.   Recently there has been a constant stream of social media posts about stray dogs around Kuwait. Unfortunately these posts being spread are going to bring another mass massacre of stray animals because they deem these helpless creatures as a danger.  Now, many companies and private individuals have contracted with Animal termination companies to deal with the “nuisance”.   The Public Authority of Agricultural Affairs should be held responsible for the ongoing poisoning of stray dogs and cats. Now they have made it a governmental process to kill off these strays. They hire these various companies under governmental contracts to poison the animals. Most of these companies use a specific type of rat poison to do the deed. Rat poison is not as potent for the bigger animals and instead kills them off slowly torturing them to death.   We also shouldn’t forget how harmful this poison is to humans! Our children play on these streets and could accidentally pick up the food or touch it. Due to the chemical components of the poison it does not need to be ingested to take affect; it can seep through the skin via physical contact! These poisonings not only harm the animals; but they have the potential to harm our loved ones too.   These animals have done no harm to anyone. They do not deserve to be killed, and as a MUSLIM nation we should not condone these acts of violence. Every helpless animal fed and taken care of takes us one step closer to Heaven, and every life saved counts (even animal lives)! Allah says that if we show his creatures mercy, He will show us mercy.  Islam preaches kindness to all of Allah’s creatures; and in fact so do ALL religions. No religion condones violence against animals, so why should any of us? It is time we stand together as a NATION and practice what we preach!       We love Kuwait and it really hurts to see such savagery done at the hands of the government. In terms of animal safety, Kuwait is still considered 3rd world! No laws are enforced against animal cruelty and people are more likely to participate in the cruel actions and condone them than speak up against them. Countless videos are being spread on social media with people attacking innocent animals because “they might be vicious”. Unfortunately, these videos show the rest of the world how uneducated, savage, and brutal our society has become. Instead of showing mercy on the helpless, we hurt and murder them. This is not the image we want Kuwait to portray. Kuwait is better than this. The people of Kuwait are BETTER than this; and it is time NOW to stand up and fight for a change.   An alternate solution has already been presented to The Public Authority of Agricultural Affairs numerous times. We have proposed that the money being used to pay governmental contracts for poisoning animals be used instead to TNR. TNR stands for Trap Neuter Return! This is the most humane way to control stray animal population. We went to them with proof that the veterinarians were ready willing and able to start the TNR process. Unfortunately, the government would rather spend 70,000 KD on each animal poisoning contract then to spend that amount once for a mass TNR that would control the stray animal population in Kuwait. This is the solution Kuwait needs!   Please sign this petition and spread it around. We need at least 100,000 signatures from Kuwait residents in order to get the Kuwaiti Government to change their practices towards the countless number of innocent animals who are destined to be killed at their hands!  طلب إلتماس لوقف تمويل الحكومة لتسميم الحيوانات الضالة     مؤخراً لاحظنا وجود تيار مستمر من المشاركات من خلال وسائل التواصل الإجتماعي حول الكلاب الضالة في دولة الكويت. وبسبب كثرة هذه المشاركات إنتشر فكر عام عن هذه الحيوانات العاجزة الضالة بالتعامل معها على أنها خطر على حياتنا. مما دفع العديد من الشركات والأفراد للتعاقد مع شركات مختصة لقتل هذه الحيوانات بصفتها مصدر إزعاج.       وتتحمل الهيئة العامة لشئون الزراعة والثروة السمكية المسئولية تجاه عمليات التسميم المستمر للكلاب والقطط الضالة، والتي أصبحت عملية حكومية لقتل هذه الحيوانات بالتعاقد مع شركات مختصة بموجب عقود حكومية لتنفيذ عملية القتل المسمم، وأغلب هذه الشركات تستخدم سم الفئران مع الكلاب والقطط الضالة، والذي لا يعد صالحاً لقتل هذه الحيوانات  حيث أن جرعته تسبب تعذيباً للحيوان حتى الموت بقتله ببطء نظراً لضعف تأثيرهذا السم على أجساد الكلاب والقطط.       علينا أيضا أن لا ننسى مضار إستخدام هذا السم على البشرية، وخاصة أطفالنا، حيث يتواجدوا ويلعبوا في الأماكن المختلفة، وعن طريق الخطأ يحتمل لمسهم أو إلتقاطهم هذا السم المتواجد في عدة أماكن. ووفقاً للتركيبة الكيميائية لهذا السم، لا يلزم أكله لأداء مفعوله، ولكن يعمل من خلال تسربه خلال الجلد عن طريق الملامسة الجسدية. فهذه السموم لا تضر الحيوان فقط، ولكن لها القدرة على إيذاء فلذات أكبادنا ومن نحب أيضاً.     لم تؤذي هذه الحيوانات أي أحد ولا تستحق القتل، وبصفتنا أمة مسلمة ينبغي أن لا نشجع العنف تجاه هذه المخلوقات، ولكن بإيوائهم وإطعامهم ورعايتهم نتقرب من الله إبتغاءاً للفوز بالجنة. هذا ما يحثنا عليه ديننا الحنيف، وبالمحافظة على حياة خلق الله ورحمتهم يرحمنا الله "إرحموا من في الأرض يرحمكم من في السماء". إن الإسلام يدعوا إلى العطف والرحمة لكل كبد رطبة، وكذلك تدعوا جميع الأديان، لا دين يشجع على العنف ضد الحيوانات، فلماذا نشجعه نحن؟؟!!!!. لقد آن الأوان لنتحد ونطبق تعاليم ديننا الحنيف.             نحبك يا كويت، ونأسف أن نرى مثل هذه الوحشية والعنف المدعوم من حكومتنا تجاه تلك الحيوانات الضعيفة، والذي ساهم في إستمرار تصنيفنا كدولة من دول العالم الثالث، حيث لم تقم الحكومة بسن أي قوانين للحد من العنف والوحشية تجاه هذه الحيوانات، مما شجع بعض الأشخاص لممارسة العنف تجاههم دون أخذ أي إجراء ضدهم. حيث ظهرت مؤخراً العديد من تسجيلات الفيديو على مواقع التواصل الإجتماعي تتضمن تعذيباً وحشياً وممارسات شرسة تجاه تلك الحيوانات، والتي تنتشر عالمياً لتظهر وحشية مجتمعنا بدلاً من إظهار الرحمة والعطف تجاه هذه الكائنات الضعيفة، تظهر مظهر الكويت بصورة وحشية ورجعية لا نقبلها على بلدنا الحبيب، فبلدنا بلد الرحمة والإنسانية والعطف، وأميرنا أمير الإنسانية. كويتنا ليست هكذا وشعبنا ليس هكذا. نحن أفضل وأرحم من ذلك، لنتحد معاً لأجل تغيير أفضل.         وقد تم بالفعل تقديم حلول بديلة عدة مرات للسادة/ الهيئة العامة لشئون الزراعة والثروة السمكية، بإقتراحنا إستخدام الأموال التي تنفق في مشاريع حكومية لتسميم وقتل تلك الحيوانات، في صيد هذه الحيوانات، وتعقيمها لضمان عدم قدرتها على الإنجاب، وإرجاعها إلى الشارع، لضمان عدم تكاثرها أو زيادة عددها، وبالتالي حل جذري إنساني لهذه المشكلة دون أي أذي أو قتل لتلك الأرواح، وقد قمنا بالتنسيق مع الأطباء البيطريين وأبدوا إستعدادهم ومقدرته على تنفيذ هذا الإقتراح بتعقيم هذه الحيوانات وإيقاف قدرتها على الإنجاب، ولكن للأسف تصر الحكومة على دفع مبلغ  سبعون ألف دينار كويتي لكل عقد حكومي لتسميم تلك الحيوانات بدلا  من إستثمارها مرة واحدة في جمعية أطباء بيطريين متخصصة لتنفيذ هذا الإقتراح للحد من عدد الحيوانات الضالة بطريقة إنسانية مثمرة من شأنها حل تلك الأزمة وهذا ما تجتاجه الكويت.   يرجى التوقيع على هذا الإلتماس ونشره للوصول إلى 100,000 توقيع من سكان دولة الكويت  لإيصال صوتنا للحكومة بطلب تغيير سياستهم تجاه عدد لا يحصى من الحيوانات الضالة البريئة التي تقتل بوحشية! 

Paws Kuwait
6,674 supporters